Gethsemane – word delivered from the Aramaic

In my neighborhood in Herzlyia Pituach (Israel) I saw a stone wheel with a square hole inside. When I went to the Olive factory in Ashdod, called Moshav Bnei Darom I’ve got to know about the meaning of this stone they called it – “Get” or olive press. Long time ago olive oil was made by hand. I was very impressed to see how they really prepared olive oil in ancient times. Gethsemane garden in Jerusalem is a place whose name literally means “oil press”. The name is derived from the Aramaic ܓܕܣܡܢ (Gaṯ-Šmānê), meaning “oil press”. A garden of ancient olive trees stands there to this day. Jesus frequently went to Gethsemane with His disciples to pray (John 18:2). Close to Tel Aviv in Sarona there is a historic Olive Mill and press house – Beit HaBad. Templar building had served German born farmers to made olive oil from 1912 -1938. Israel is referred to in the book of Deuteronomy Chapter 8:7 as “A land of olives, oil, and honey”.

Get - Olive press in my neighbourhood in Herzlyia Pituach

Get – Olive press in my neighbourhood in Herzlyia Pituach

Moshav Bnei Darom, near Ashdod, Israel, Ancient Olive press

Moshav Bnei Darom, near Ashdod, Israel, Ancient Olive press

That's the place where they placed olives after pressing

That’s the place where they placed olives after pressing

This is how they get the Olive Oil

This is how they get the Olive Oil

That's the final result

That’s the final result

Contemporary Olive Oil Bottle, Moshav Bnei Darom

Contemporary Olive Oil Bottle, Moshav Bnei Darom, near Ashdod, Israel

The Garden of Gethsemane mentioned several times in NT

The Garden of Gethsemane mentioned several times in NT

The Old mill house Beit HaBad , Sarona, Tel Aviv

The Old mill house Beit HaBad , Sarona, Tel Aviv

Oil Press in The Historic Olive Mill and press house

Oil Press in The Historic Olive Mill and press house

Olive press in Ancient city of Nazareth

Olive press in Ancient city of Nazareth

That's me in the Olive press factory, Ancient city of Nazareth, Israel

That’s me in the Olive press factory, Ancient city of Nazareth, Israel

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